BCCI chief Ganguly meets Dravid for 'general meeting'

The meeting happened days after reports surfaced that the NCA allegedly refused to conduct fitness test for India pace ace Jasprit Bumrah.

BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly (in picture) met NCA director Rahul Dravid in Mumbai on Thursday.   -  FILE PHOTO/ AP

 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Sourav Ganguly had a long meeting with National Cricket Academy (NCA) director Rahul Dravid here on Thursday.

It has been learned that the duo deliberated on the roadmap for the academy in a two-hour long meeting.

Dravid did not take questions from the media, and Ganguly termed it as a 'general meeting', without elaborating further.

"It was a general NCA-related meeting," Ganguly told Sportstar.

The meeting happened days after reports surfaced that the NCA allegedly refused to conduct fitness test for India pace ace Jasprit Bumrah. Though it could not be confirmed whether that particular matter was discussed in the meeting, it was learned that there were conversations on how to make the academy more effective in terms of injury management.

Ever since taking charge as the BCCI president in October, Ganguly has reiterated that he wants the NCA to be an academy of excellence.

Last week, Ganguly had told reporters in Kolkata that the Cricket Advisory Committee will be formed in the 'next couple of days'. But there hasn't been a decision on the CAC yet.

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